I don’t know about you guys, but I have caught the royal baby fever! After binge watching Suits, thanks Tera Napier, I have definitely fallen for the beautiful Meghan Markle. She is elegant and timeless yet has this unique, young style that I just love!! I mean look at her engagement photo! #LOVEIT
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So to feed my royal baby fever, I decided to design a nursery for the newest Earl or Lady of the royal family. Not knowing the gender of the baby is actually more fun for me to design than knowing. I love to design neutral nursery’s that can easily add elements later to make it more feminine or masculine such as adding a vintage toy car collection or a doll house, after the baby is born. Call me old school, but I love not finding out a baby’s gender!
When thinking what kind of room a royal babe would want, I decided to take inspiration from both Mum’s American roots and Dad’s heritage.
I call it:
There is so much tradition that is handed down within the royal family, some is rule/law, some is just family tradition like any other family. One traditional fabric that I love is plaid. To me it is a staple in the U.K. and is a great bridge between masculinity and feminine tones.
If you know me, you know I LOVE plaid!! I don’t know what it is, I just love it and would put it anywhere. I feel that plaid even though it can be colorful and busy, can actually act as a neutral and anchor a space.
There is a fine line in designing a space with vintage items. You want it to look lived in, purposeful, as well as adding character to any space. What you don’t want is it to look like a yard sale or thrift store(even if that is where you found it). Heirloom sounds better than junk yard, right?! I always love incorporating vintage items into nursery’s, it makes it feel a little more warm and inviting, rather than too new.
Meghan’s fashion style is a bit laid back, think Southern California with an East Coast edge. So I wanted to design her nursery(where she is going to be spending a lot of time) with a laid back, boho feel that is also refined.
Using natural materials such as rattan allows for the room to not feel too stuffy, but also brings in the warm wood tones. I just love this little crib( all of the heart eye emoji’s right??!!)
So here it is, my Vintage English Boho nursery fit for the new Earl or Lady.
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